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Lilja, Edgar D. (ed.) / The Wisconsin engineer
Vol. 28, No. 2 (November 1923)

[Cover],   p. XIV [XII]

Page XIV [XII]

The Wisconsin Engineer
Born in Lennep, Prussia. Edu-
cated at Zurich. Awarded the
Rumford Medal of the Royal
Society in 1896 jointly with
Philip Lenard for discovery of
X-rays. Won the Nobel Prize
in physics in 1901.
The General Electric
Company manufactures
everything electric-
from fans to powerful
locomotives, from tiny
lamps to mighty power
plants. Its products are
used around the world.
"I did not think
             I investigated"
One day in 1895, Roentgen noticed that a
cardboard coated with fluorescent material
glowed while a nearby Pluecker tube was
in action. "What did you think?" an
English scientist asked him. "I did not
think; I investigated," was the reply.
Roentgen covered the tube with black
paper. Still the cardboard glowed. He took
photographs through a pine door and dis-
covered on them a white band correspond-
ing to the lead beading on the door. His
investigation led to the discovery of X-rays.
Roentgen's rays have proved an inestim-
able boon to humanity. In the hands of
doctor and surgeon they are saving life
and reducing suffering. In the hands of
the scientist they are yielding new knowl-
edge -even of the arrangement and
structure of atoms. The Research Labora-
tories of the General Electric Company
have contributed greatly to these ends by
developing more powerful and efficacious
X-ray tubes.
Kindly mention The Wisconsin Engineer when you write.
Volume 28, No. 2

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